Lake Dallas art students

There were 31 VASE Regional medalists from Lake Dallas ISD.

In the month of February, the Lake Dallas High School art department can boast three Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) State qualifiers, 31 VASE Regional medalists, three Texas Visual Art Association (TVAA) qualifiers and one Texas Art Education's Youth Art Month (YAM) Capitol Celebration selection.


Visual Arts Scholastic Event

At the Regional VASE event, the UIL-equivalent art competition, at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth, LDHS art students competed against 11 districts that included 4 private schools, 31 high schools, and 76 teachers. 2054 pieces of artwork were registered, 1769 pieces of artwork were actually juried, and 154 pieces of artwork advanced to State (8 percent of all juried works).

Lake Dallas High had 35 students participate with 50 artworks. 5 of those artworks received a score of 3 (Excellent rating); and 45 received the highest score of 4 (Superior rating). In addition, three students with 5 works of art advance to the State competition.

“We are so proud of our students. Ten percent of our school's entered works qualifying for state is a huge achievement,” Jeanette Murray, LDHS visual arts teacher said. “We beat the overall percentage, which is truly awesome. It is a testament to the hours of hard work our students have put forth this year so far.”

Advancing to state are sophomores Shanaya Brigham and Emma Harrison (double state qualifier) and senior Kyrstin Lake (double State qualifier). They will be participating in the State competition at San Marcos High School, April 26-27.

Students who received a 4 (Superior) rating, and are Regional medalists include:

Seniors Spencer Buch (double medal winner), Kaleigh Callis (double medal winner), Zac Canida, Deshone Davis (double medal winner), Beth Elliott (double medal winner), Samantha Friday, Christina King (double medal winner), Kyrstin Lake (double medal winner), Chloe Martin, Eryx Mora, Mikey Peattie (double medal winner), Yumiko Ruiz Lopez, Alex Sanford and Julia Stewart

Juniors Arika Crabbe (double medal winner), Ellie Johnson, Siria Parente, Jose Rodriguez and Neli Villela (double medal winner)

Sophomores Kaleigh Bogan, Shanaya Brigham (double medal winner), Emma Harrison (double medal winner) and Delanie Schantz

Freshmen Rebecca Bowen, Maddy Browne, Tru Duy (double medal winner), Michael Mabbun, Ethan Richter (double medal winner), Abrielle Schropp (double medal winner), Ava Teague (double medal winner) and Haiden Tornblom

Students receiving a 3 (Excellent) rating on their submissions are sophomores Avery Adkins

Jimena Cruz and Madison Harper and senior Samantha Friday.

See all the art submitted on this webpage:


Texas Visual Art Association's Annual High School Art Competition

The LDHS Visual Arts Department entered 34 pieces of student artwork in the Texas Visual Art Association's Annual High School Art Competition. Over 1,000 student artworks are entered into the competition, with only 150-200 pieces accepted into the show. Three student works from LDHS were accepted into the show this year.

Ceramic pieces entered by senior Kaleigh Callis and junior Abi Tjosvold were accepted as well as a painting by sophomore Emma Harrison.

The selected works from these students will be on display in the SP/N Gallery at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson through March 24. An artist reception will be held on March 24 from 2:30-4 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.

YAM Exhibition

Kaleigh Callis, LDHS senior and AP studio art student, was selected to be part of the Texas Art Education's Youth Art Month Capitol Celebration.   

Kaleigh's artwork will be exhibited in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum through March 17, and the Lower Rotunda at the State Capitol from March 24-31. Her family and teacher have been invited to an awards program and reception Sunday in celebration of National Youth Art Month.

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